The electrum-litecoin variant as well as the litecoin "core" binaries from the Litecoin site should work fine.
In terms of crypto for donations, IIRC Ikey tried setting up Coinbase and it was giving him some pains, and given exchanges that did make it relatively easy to exchange for fiat currency, like BTC-e, keep getting put down in various cases of whack-a-mole, along with the huge fluctuations on current value of multiple cryptocurrencies, whether it's BTC, LTC, PPC, ETC, NMC, etc. I just don't anticipate us supporting it. Also then comes down to the inconvenience of moving coins from cold storage for exchanging (because nobody should ever just keep all their coins in an exchange, or Coinbase IMO), waiting for confirmations (some exchanges requiring 5+ confirmations, which can be a bit time consuming on some alt-coins), it just adds an additional layer of complexity.
Whereas with Patreon and PayPal, once your accounts are validated, it's typically just a matter of: Someone sends money, you get it, you withdraw it.
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